- U.S. Route 190
Infobox U.S. Route
length_mi=875Droz, Robert V. [http://www.us-highways.com/usbt.htm U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830)] . URL accessed
6 March 2006.]
Pecos County, TX
to=Jct|state=LA|US|90 at Slidell, LA
U.S. Route 190, also known as the
Ronald Reaganmemorial highway, is an east-west United States highway. It evolved from the shortest of intrastate routes in 1926 to a length comparable to a main Interstate highwayroute, leading from the Piney forests of Louisianato the West Texasdesert.
The highway's eastern terminus is in the
bayous near Slidell, Louisianaat an intersection with U.S. Route 90. This junction was once known as the "White Kitchen" after a restaurant that was once located there. [ [http://www.jjaudubon.net/page11.html White Kitchen Birding ] ] [ [http://ucmmuseum.com/hwy90la7.htm Louisiana] ] Its western terminus is in the middle of Pecos County, Texasat an intersection with Interstate 10, mi to km|20|abbr=yes from the tiny town of Iraan.
In the original 1926 plan, US 190 served the purpose of modern-day
Interstate 12, as the road around the north side of Lake Pontchartrain.
In 1935, the route was extended across the
Mississippi River, taking over a section of U.S. Route 71. It then ended in the West Texas town of Brady, Texasat an intersection with U.S. Route 87.
U.S. 190 was assigned an additional mi to km|150 across the sparsely-populated area south of
San Angelo, Texasin 1979.
The current U.S. 190 near Krotz Springs, La. is a new highway. The road was built as an elevated bypass around the road called Old 190. The other bypass is the old bridge that once crossed the
Morganza Spillway. It is bypassed by a single four-lane highway.
The route is now used as an alternate route for Interstate 10, across the Atchafalaya Expressway. Traffic can be diverted along
Louisiana Highway 975to Krotz Springs, and Louisiana Highway 76to US 190/La. 1.
Other designations for
* Acadiana Trail - see also
U.S. 190 in Louisiana
* Evangeline Freeway - see also
U.S. 190 in Louisiana
* Central Texas Expressway - see also
U.S. 190 in Texas
U.S. Route 90
U.S. Route 290
* [http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite%2FFalls%2F3369/HwyEnds/End190/end190.htm Endpoints of US highways]
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